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More people should learn how to write and read properly.

Judging by multiple work environments: it doesn't look like that has been a core-skill in our education systems in decades.

I truly wonder how anything gets done.

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"- És una qüestió de disciplina - em deia més tard el
petit príncep -. Al matí, quan has acabat d'arreglar-te, has d'arreglar amb compte el planeta."

I just ran against a weird issue in a Debian Docker image where 'echo stuff > /dev/stderr' would **replace** stderr's current content with "stuff".

Had to s! > /dev/stderr! >> /dev/stderr!g to get the thing to work properly O.ô.

Wondering if it's a Docker thing.

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@mwlucas For best results, wear a face mask with a SQL injection attack printed on it.

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Good, realistic take on FreeBSD on laptops.

This mirrors my own experience pretty well:

"Is FreeBSD ready for the desktop? Yes and no. Yes, in that I have a very nice FreeBSD laptop where everything works the way I want. But no, in that it took me two months worth of fiddling with this in my spare time to fix some of the "glitches" which arose"

Also, you have to be pretty careful with your choice of hardware.

#freebsd #laptop

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Doing work (volunteer or paid) that helps others, paid work that covers bills + a little more, & a respectful work environment may help work be sustainable & fulfilling.

2020: We have RFC6578 [1] since 2012 and still exactly zero decent WebDAV clients with synchronisation.

I'd even pay for something like (even if it were OSS and free and whatever if they gave me the option), but mind you, it's only for Mac/Windows.

OSS things.


*sigh* this would have saved me many an hour:
"IPv6 dies without ICMPv6, as IPv6 doesn’t support packet fragmentation. If you use IPv6, never block ICMPv6 as a whole. Blocking parts of ICMPv6 without destroying your network requires careful research and testing."

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"I’m not going to name sites accessible only via IPv4, because if I do, those sites will add IPv6 half an hour after this book reaches the printer."
@mwlucas, maybe you should have mentioned :-D.

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My first contribution to the FreeBSD Ports tree was accepted :)

Thanks again to @evilham for your helpful guide.

Ich finde es interessant, wie das Internet "denkt", dass "Liebeskummer" eine Sache exklusiv der Frauen wäre.

Redet ihr Männer etwa nicht darüber? Leidet ihr nicht daran?

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what is really not ok is defending these restrictions in the name of privacy. if you post as:Public you do not have any privacy. there is really nothing more to say on it.
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🤦‍♀️ I just realised: echo 'a' | cut -d ',' -f 2
reuturns 'a' and not '' as I expected.

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A veces a los #sysadmin nos pasa que creemos que nos vamos a demorar 5 minutos y nos demoramos 4 horas.

#NoteToMySelf: Si actualizan un servidor con #FreeBSD, asegurarse de reiniciar los servicios para identificar problemas ese rato. No varias semanas después cuando se reinicia el servicio por algo chiquito y luego te llevas sorpresas.

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oh yeah dns-over-https is so good im so glad all the shitty electron apps I have to run to talk to my friends now will be able to load dozens of trackers and I won't be able to block them, it's great, thank you for preserving my privacy

on why IPv6 deployment is hard: "There are two kind of issues: technology and people. The former is easier than the latter and mostly solved."

I've been thinking a lot about this lately:

Our generalised "OH SHINY" culture is detrimental long-term if nobody is willing do the "boring" maintenance work.
Funnily enough, there is plenty of innovation waiting to happen at work in the latter.
And in inter-personal relationships, those are *precisely* the rewarding bits.

Sunny confinement activities: upgrading images (dualstack and IPv6-only). Automating the process while at it.

Learnt a thing or two of
releng team's work with that, could come in handy some day.

The whole thing is obviously Open Source, like most things at

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Me on the channel "I've amended the patch so you might want to obliterate it before pulling.", channel responds. Stuff like this makes communities great :D

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Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

Me using Linux these days: ^T^T^T^T^T^T^T^T

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I was going to post this to misc@ but then thought better of it… I am running several #OpenBSD VMs on bhyve, the #FreeBSD virtualisation engine (why? ZFS).
I tend to be conservative in my settings so the VMs are set to use just one CPU (I have an 8-core Xeon) so #OpenBSD installs an SP kernel.
Setting up NFS for backups from the VMs into the FreeBSD host via a private network I ran into a little trouble with the bridge (vm-bhyve set the IP as /32…) but once solved everything was up…

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